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Texan Takes Fight Against Tar Sands Pipeline to Citigroup

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2011

NEW YORK, April 20—David Daniel is traveling 1,500 miles from the Piney Woods of East Texas to midtown Manhattan this week with a message for Citigroup, the nation’s third-largest bank: Don’t help a Canadian oil pipeline company endanger my community.

Community Calls for Shutdown of Chicago’s Crawford Coal Plant

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Little Village, Chicago—At 10:00am today, six activists with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Rising Tide North America, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and the Backbone Campaign climbed the fence to Midwest Generation’s controversial Crawford coal plant in Little Village. The activists unfurled a 7’ x 30’ banner atop a 20-foot tall sprawling coal pile that feeds the power plant, which reads: “Close Chicago’s Toxic Coal Plants.”

Statement in Solidarity with Long Teran Kenan Community in Indonesia

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

San Francisco, CA - Responding to a land dispute grievance filed by the Indigenous community of Long Teran Kenan and allies including Rainforest Action Network, against palm oil giant IOI Group, the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has ruled that IOI is in breach of the RSPO Code of Conduct. The decision is available in its entirety here:

New Report Card Exposes Largest Financers of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO—A new report card issued today by Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club ranks ten of the world’s largest banks on their financing of mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Since 2010, the report card found that the top three financiers of the destructive mining practice are PNC, Citi, and UBS. Deutsche Bank and GE Capital received failing grades for having no policy in place to guide funding of mining companies. Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo were found to have the strongest policies in the sector.

Girl Scouts: Cookies Cut Down Rainforests

Release Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2011

Contacts:
Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161
Ashley Schaeffer, 707.391.8208

Girl Scouts available for interviews upon request.

Rainforest Action Network Demands Top Financiers Move Away from Coal

Release Date: 
Monday, March 14, 2011

For Immediate Release

Rainforest Action Network Statement in Solidarity With Wisconsin Workers

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.—The environmental group Rainforest Action Network released the following statement today in response to the ongoing attacks on workers’ rights in Wisconsin and around the country:

“What kind of government doesn’t respect its public school teachers and other state employees? Shame on Governor Walker and Wisconsin Republican Senators for this desperate move to scapegoat public workers and undermine American values.

“When thousands of teachers and other public workers are attacked, we are all attacked.

Rainforest Action Network Calls on Lead Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper Consumers to Support Indonesian Moratorium on Forest Destruction

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

San Francisco, CA—Days before the President of Indonesia is expected to sign a moratorium on the expansion of logging on new pulp, paper and palm oil concessions, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has warned leading consumer companies and investors of potential shortcomings in the moratorium. A Briefing Note about the moratorium was sent to almost 100 companies including Bank of America, General Mills, Target, Staples, Gucci Group, Office Depot, Scholastic, Levi’s, Safeway, and other leading brands.
 

Rainforest Action Network Statement in Support of Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 2

CONTACT:
Nell Greenberg, 510.847.9777

San Francisco, CA— After nearly five hours of deliberations, today a jury has convicted eco-activist Tim DeChristopher, 29, of two felonies for placing false bids at an oil and gas lease auction. DeChristopher could face as much as 10 years in prison.

In response, Rebecca Tarbotton, executive director of Rainforest Action Network, issued the following statement.

Coalition Protests Ambre Energy’s Push for Coal Exports

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Opposition to Dirty Energy Rises in Lead Up to Tim DeChristopher Trial